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 I posted these yesterday to Twitpic. I wish I had more time to draw, I am beginning to realize if I do teach I won't have a life, and.... I don't know how I'm going to deal with that! So far though, I haven't been able to FIND any art positions open, so we'll see.

So yes, arts. Random inky sketches.

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Whew. Busy Bee.

 So little to do and so much time... wait, strike that. Reverse it.

I'm SWAMPED with work! I finished up my first placement successfully so next week I'm moving onto the middle school until the end of the April. It's a bizarre feeling that I'm nearly finished and I'm really looking forward to my next placement, I feel like I'll be able to focus on more comics stuff with them since they are all very much into comics, anime and cartoons. Huzzah!

I have a few comic projects planned out over the next few months, and one holds most priority because it's for my brother and his wife who are expecting twins soon! I need to get cracking on it because I'd like it to be finished before they arrive. It will be a picture book of sorts more than a comic, but I suppose I could call it a hybrid. 

I haven't had too much time to draw lately, but I have been planning! (Which is better than nothing, I suppose.)

On wedding news, everything is panning out pretty well and just YESTERDAY I purchased my dress. I love it! I can't wait to wear it! Tonight will be a registry night and we're also meeting with our DJ. Woo.

Anyway, that's all for now, just thought I'd update with an update on life!

It was a FAIRLY good year.

 A hell of a lot happened in 2009. Overall it was a great year.

-1) The thing that sucked most about this year was losing my dog, Dale. It was painful, sad, and I was mopey for months. Heck, I'm still mopey about that. He was a great dog and I'm definitely going to miss him big time.

1) In 2009 I really started experimenting with my comics. I went from cutesy anime-ish to well, not. I went through a big revamp of one of my webcomics which has currently been put on hiatus. I was contacted by an agent this year, as well as invited to join an anthology that will probably come out later this year (2010). I definitely started to develop my own style, and while there are influences I feel that it can stand on its own.

2) School. I am moving closer to graduating  and with that I was on Dean's List all of 2009. I'm graduating in May and will probably attend Grad school via online.

3) Getting out there? In 2009 I discovered Twitter. I waited until about April or May to actually join it, but nevertheless it has given me a good start to getting my work out there. I've 'met' some awesome people via Twitter and I hope to continue to do so.

4) I have to say the best and biggest thing to happen to me in 2009 was getting engaged!! Pauly and I will be getting married in October or November of 2010, we are still working out the details so we don't have a date at the moment. Once that is set our plans will really go underway. Another spectacular thing that happened in 2009 was Ellen, my sister (in-law) became pregnant! She'll be due the end of April or so. Her and my brother are so excited and so is the rest of the family. Oh, and guess what, they're having TWINS! I'm going to be an aunt to a beautiful boy and girl! 

Time sure does fly.

So there we have it. 2009 summed up in a few short paragraphs.

Happy New Year!!

First off, Happy NEW YEAR!

Second, I can't believe the holiday season is coming to a close and that I have to go back to school!

I start student teaching in a week or so and that will take a huge chunk of time out of my art (sigh), but I do hope to keep on trucking with whatever free time I have. It's really hard because I know at the end of the day I'll be exhausted but I have to do my best, if I don't draw comics I'll be miserable...  That being said, my big resolution for the new year is to focus more on comics! Paul and I plan on going to MoCCA this year as well as SPX (and we also plan on getting married, too!)  I have a few short mini comics to do this year as well as the collaboration with Paul which remains untitled, and also my graphic novel pitch that ALSO remains to be untitled (can you tell I hate naming things??)

Anyway, my hopes for the year is to get more comics done, maybe even get some recognition?? Slowly but surely, I'll say. I also need to work on my submission to anthology amongst a few online artists, which is due March 31st. That will probably be one of my main focuses when I get free time during student teaching.

So with the new year we also have tons of memes going around, I suppose I'll jump on the bandwagon--



Sheesh, I'm terrible at updating this thing.

First things first! I'm engaged!!


Pauly proposed on December 11! He came up to my school as planned to spend the weekend and he popped the question! If you want to see how it was done, you should go here!!

So, there you have it, how it was done and the aftermath. So far we haven't set a date yet, probably around a year from now, it's hard when it's the wintertime, it makes it hard--perhaps a destination wedding is in order??? Who knows. I'll keep you all posted :]

--And for those who would like a closer look at the riiiiiing, here it is:


Gosh, the winter just destroys my hands--they are so dry and chapped :(

Anyway, thanks everyone for stopping by to take a look. I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas, and if they don't celebrate Christmas, then I hope they had a wonderful day anyway.

How to Remember Dreams.

Remembering dreams seems to be a pretty tricky feat for a lot of people, myself included, so when I have time I usually will stay in bed and recall the entire dream trying to remember everything that happened. Be sure that you are still laying down, it seems if you get up too fast the dreams spill out of your head faster than you can remember them! Very eerie!

Time for a sketch dump!

 My eye feels like it's forcing its way out of the socket. How lovely. Anyway, folks, I've been drawing quite a bit lately so here are some of them. Woo!

Road to Nowhere

Just finished reading Lucy Knisley’s French Milk, much anticipated after I read Radiator Days.  If you haven’t picked up her work I highly suggest you do, lest I smack you around a little.

So anyway, yeah, we’re pretty much the same age, and while I’m reading it I can’t help but think “Oh my god, I’ve never even been out of the country, let alone the east coast.”  Pauly was playing his Xbox, partaking in a game of UNO, as you can see. This book made me want to pack up my bags right away and go to Paris to eat some yummy food, go the Louvre, eat some yummy food. Oh? I already mentioned that? Whoops.

Anyway, awesome book, definitely made me want to draw. I adore my brush pen, so portable and easy and leaves such juicy lines.



Busy Busy Busy!

Hey there, I'm still here! I started school a couple weeks ago and I'm already starting to go into the deep end. Good news is I'll be working on a comic for one of my classes, a book illustration class. I'm not sure of the title but I got the story down pretty good and that's a start. There will be previews but it's likely I'll distribute it through Lulu or some other self-publishing wonder. Not much in the talking mood today, one can only imagine why.

I've been drawing a lot though, for lots of different things: Here, have a gander.

More here: http://twitpic.com/photos/ginger_curls 

since for whatever reason, the lj-cut doesn't want to work! 

That is all. Thanks. :]